Susan Plagemann will be the vice president and publisher of Lifetime magazine, a brand extension slated for March 2003. Plagemann, currently publisher of Hearst-owned Cosmopolitan, will take over her new role effective July 22. She will report to Michael Clinton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer/publishing director, Hearst Magazines. Plagemann became publisher of Cosmopolitan in October 1999. Prior to being named publisher, she was Cosmopolitan's associate publisher/advertising from 1997-1999. From 1995-1997, Plagemann worked at Esquire, serving first as advertising manager, then as advertising director, and finally as associate publisher/advertising.